Sex Ed Surveys Handed Out

26 September 2011, 10:41 | Updated: 26 September 2011, 11:24

Parents worried five year olds are being taught inappropriate things in sex education lessons have sent out surveys asking if others feel the same.

A campaign group have spent time handing out surveys in Northampton.  They are calling for materials and resources used in sex ed classes to be age-rated, to prevent young children being shown inappropriate material.

The survey gives examples of some of the things children the group claim children are being taught in schools, and asks for parents views on this.  The survey claims children as young as five are being taught about erections, and children as young as nine are being told about masturbation.

Mum-of-three Emma Clark, who is behind the campaign, said "What we are trying to do with the survey is to just make people aware of what material is being used in schools and trying to encourage parents to go to schools and find out for themselves what material their children are being exposed to."

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom is leading a campaign in Parliament to get sex education resources age-rated.

The campaign in Northampton is backed by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Find out more about the campaign

Stop Explicit Sex Ed Material